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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Love takes Costa Rica, Costa Rica takes Hollywood

The movie stars Academy Award-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, known for her roles in "Into the Wild" (2007) and "Mystic Rivers" (2003), alongside Oscar Jaenada Catalán, winner of a Goya for his role in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (2011)

Jurassic Park star was fluffy with wings: study

The mean, green, man-eating lizards depicted in Jurassic Park probably looked more like large, toothy turkeys, a study found.

‘Jurassic World’ bites into box office with record-breaking opening weeks

Around the world "Jurassic World," which is set in Costa Rica but was actually shot in Hawaii, has snapped up $981 million in its opening two weeks, making it the most globally profitable film of all times.

Costa Rica’s love-hate relationship with ‘Jurassic Park’

Moviemakers didn't bother to consult an atlas before filming scenes that ostensibly took place in Costa Rica. Will the latest installment do better?

‘Dos Aguas’ stuns visually, drags dramatically

Velázquez is a very competent filmmaker, and much of the cinematography is breathtaking. She photographs the rain forest, the dirt roads, the dismal shacks, and the local haunts with a keen eye, and no detail is spared. The acting is decent, even good, but Velázquez never asks the stars to show true rage, longing, melancholy, or fear.

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: Baby, it was born to run

It's less irrational than it sounds that the three scarcest commodities in the post-apocalyptic world envisioned by "Mad Max: Fury Road" — gasoline, bullets and water — are expended with an almost lunatic profligacy.

Costa Rican prison drama ‘Presos’ to hit cinemas May 14

“Presos” is the third feature film by acclaimed Costa Rican director Esteban Ramírez, and it will receive a national release on May 14.

Filmmaker visits Costa Rica, screens bee documentary

While the film was released in 2009, Maryam Henein recently spent about a month in Costa Rica, where she screened the film in unusual venues, including this year’s Envision Festival in Uvita.

Genre-bending Costa Rican films receive free screenings in San José

An experimental feature like “Carmina Fide” is emblematic of Costa Rica’s expanding film scene, and this week is a great time to catch some Tico flicks: Veritas University is screening “Panorama,” a film festival showcasing recent Costa Rican cinema.

‘Festival Under the Stars’ to screen third edition in Puntarenas

The Festival began in 2012 as a project of the Costa Rican Center for Cinematographic Production, inspired by various film festivals taking place in both Latin America and Europe. Its mission: to bring audiovisual art forms to parts of Costa Rica beyond the Central Valley.

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Bloomberg says Costa Rica among top 2021 vacation destinations

Planning your 2021 travel? Consider Costa Rica, Bloomberg says.

Meet the Crew: Good Day Sportfishing

Good Day Sportfishing, Marina Pez Vela, Quepos, Costa Rica Meet the crew of GOOD DAY, owner/mate Benn Gilmour, and Captain Manuel

‘Recovering together’ is primary 2021 goal for Costa Rica Tourism Board

Costa Rica's values give it a considerable advantage on the road to recovery compared to other destinations, the Tourism Minister says.